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We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Tyler, TX.

Neelan Doolabh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Neelan Doolabh is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and cardiology (heart disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doolabh honors. Dr. Doolabh graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Wendell Stephen Phillips, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
704 South Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Wendell Phillips' specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Phillips attended Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Vivek Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
704 S Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Patel practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Tyler, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. William Turner's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Trinity Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Turner graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Turner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
704 South Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1100 E. Lake Street; Suite 140
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Willms' areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vascular surgery procedures, laparoscopic surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Willms honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caccitolo accepts. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
910 East Houston; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Short's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is the medical specialty that provides surgical care for the chest. Most often this means heart or lung surgery, but it can also include surgery on the esophagus, breastbone, or chest wall. Some cardiothoracic surgeons may specialize in the surgical treatment of children, or focus on a specific organ or surgical procedure.

Some of the diseases and procedures that a cardiothoracic surgeon might handle include:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • GERD, or severe acid reflux
  • Heart or lung transplants

Cardiothoracic surgeons may use various types of imaging, such as an electrocardiogram or CT scan, to diagnose problems and plan the operation. They may also offer minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery, if appropriate, to lower the risk of scarring and infection.

Cardiothoracic surgery is an older medical specialty, but it is still one of the most amazing. Often patients who need a cardiothoracic surgeon are extremely sick, suffering from an illness that will kill them without intervention. With surgery, however, they often make a complete recovery.